Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to deny that the TWILIGHT series did for young adult (YA) fiction what Harry Potter did for children’s literature—capture adult readers. One of my all time favoriteS is the Hunger Games trilogy which transcended the YA genre and proved that a readers of all ages will flock to a well-written story with a serious theme even if the protagonists are teens.
Several of my friends are YA authors who not only write wonderful books themselves, but eagerly introduce me to books by other YA authors. So here are a few I’ve especially enjoyed lately.
FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
Jacinda is a draki (descendants of dragons who can shift into human form) who is force to flee her “pride” with her mother and sister. Soon she finds that living among humans presents its own deadly dangers
FORGIVE MY FINS by Tera Lynn Childs
Lily is a mermaid princess living on land and attending a high school where no one knows her real identity. She needs to find a mate before she turns 18 in order to inherit the throne. A surprise kiss from the wrong boy leads to a tidal wave of unexpected consequences.
DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver
Lena Haloway lives in a government-managed society where everyone is cured of deliria, a.k.a. love when they turn 18. She looks forward to that day until she meets a mysterious young man who makes her doubt the intentions of those in power.
THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting
Violet Ambrose can sense the unique imprint violent deaths leave on the victim and the killer them. With a serial killer murdering young girls, she chooses to risk her own safety to find him.
Do you have any recommendations of YA books you’ve enjoyed? Please share!